Lila was looking at me with some gorgeous indecisive loveliness, like she couldn’t decide if I was cool because I could talk to this guy, like we were two cool guys standing near her, or if I’d just dragged him down and we were two lame guys who weren’t Keith and that was all we had to offer.

thesnicketfile:

We Are Pirates, by Daniel Handler

A long-awaited, upcoming novel following the story of a couple of high school girls who steal a ship and attack other boats in San Francisco bay.

Out February 3, 2015

To read an exclusive, short interview with Handler, head over to Entertainment Weekly.

moonyrocketship:

Q: Describe your week in the wilderness. It doesn’t have to be ideal.

Daniel Handler: A hotel with very weak coffee and room service that stops at 10 PM. And the next night, you discover with a shudder that they haven’t restocked the minibar and SO YOU END UP DRINKING RUM.

bohemian-rhapsody12:

Super Suicide Idol en We Heart It.

bohemian-rhapsody12:

Super Suicide Idol en We Heart It.

Boys weren’t mean because they liked you; it was because they were mean.
aseaofquotes:

Daniel Handler, Adverbs

aseaofquotes:

Daniel Handler, Adverbs

I finished reading this book in the Frankfurt airport, and I was crying very hard in the lounge. I was by myself, and I was traveling home from somewhere. As I was crying, I made a deal with myself that it was okay to cry a little bit in the Frankfurt airport, but I couldn’t cry so much that someone was going to ask me if they could help. That was the boundary I set for myself. I said to myself, “You can cry a little bit, because you clearly cannot stop yourself, but you must stop yourself from crying so hard that somebody in fractured English is going to say [Puts on German accent.], ‘Can vee help you?’” And that struck me as the opposite of Valentine’s Day.
I was sitting here looking through Adverbs waiting for Lemony Snicket to arrive in another hour and SUDDENLY HE APPEARS NOT 3 FEET AWAY

I was sitting here looking through Adverbs waiting for Lemony Snicket to arrive in another hour and SUDDENLY HE APPEARS NOT 3 FEET AWAY

“Help me,” Allison says, but she is soft-spoken, and everyone she loves is so far away.
That’ll take place tomorrow, unless the volcano erupts.” This was a San Francisco joke due to some rumors of a volcano lurking underneath the city. They had just discovered it, a volcano that had gone unnoticed but was now given official membership in the geological phenomenon known as the Ring of Fire. It was one of those news stories that made everyone giggle but might also be true. It was like love in that way: Look at this! What’s going to happen here?
neil-gaiman:

notches:

3 of my favourite people.

I love Lemony Snicket. I love my wife. I love them in very different ways.
No, that wasn’t what I meant at all.

neil-gaiman:

notches:

3 of my favourite people.

I love Lemony Snicket. I love my wife. I love them in very different ways.

No, that wasn’t what I meant at all.

thesnicketfile:

The many moods of Lemony Snicket — Oct 22, 2012

Photos by Martin E. Klimek for USA TODAY

The writer grew up in the Bay Area and considers many of its more celebrated writers, such as Dave Eggers and Amy Tan, his friends.

Handler is a writer, but he’s also a heck of an accordian player who “once shared the stage in London with Peter Gabriel. He was super nice. It was one of the many moments where I wished I could go back in time to my high school self … there were years in my life where he was a titan to me.”

Handler has his bad days writing, but they’re never that bad. That said, “The only hard thing is you write alone and you can’t fake it like a million people in an office who maybe come to work one day hung over and they just get through the day. You can’t do that when you’re alone, writing.”

Handler stands in the doorway of the 105-year-old Victorian home in San Francisco that he shares with his wife and 8-year-old son Otto, who currently is obsessed with the Tintin series of adventures. “It’s entirely pre-sexual. It’s a guy on a train shooting people but there’s no one saying ‘Oh Tintin, you’re so brave!’ It’s astonishing.”

Handler is a book junkie, says his pal and celebrated writer Dave Eggers. “He reads everything, has read everything,” he says.

Handler and his wife love to entertain, often inviting a dozen friends over to talk and sip cocktails. “It’s kind of retro because people don’t do that as much anymore,” he says. “But it’s not fetishized retro as in, I wish I were in an episode of Mad Men.”

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